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What is Drug-Sensitive Tuberculosis(DS-TB)
Drug-Sensitive Tuberculosis (DS-TB)
DSTB is a case where a person is infected with TB bacteria that are susceptible to all first line anti-TB drugs. It means that all of the first line TB drugs will be effective as long as they are taken properly and regularly.
This type of TB has the best prognosis and the shortest treatment duration.
Patients diagnosed with TB are considered to be DS-TB case, till such time as they are detected with resistance to any anti-TB drugs.